Robert Creeley and the Genius of the American Common Place. Tom Clark, Robert Creeley.

Robert Creeley and the Genius of the American Common Place

ISBN: 0811212505
New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. In speaking of his poem "The Whip," Robert Creeley relates: "...it is music, specifically jazz, that informs the poem's manner in large part. Not that it's jazzy, or about jazz--rather, it's trying to use a rhythmic base much as jazz of this time would--or what was especially characteristic of Charlie Parker's playing, or Miles Davis', Thelonious Monk's, or Milt Jackson's. That is, the beat is used to delay, detail, prompt, define the content of the statement or, more aptly, the emotional field of the statement." Invaluable aphoristic nuggets such as the statement above color this fusion of critical biography, interview text, and selected excerpts of Creeley's poetry and prose output. Woven into this fabric are much of the poet's own writing about poetry--and when combined with Clark's exceptionally perceptive conceptualizations about the nature of Creeley's life & work--the result is a splendid, intellectually invigorating tome that beautifully defines the historical importance of Creeley's contributions. Book in very fine condition, bordering on mint condition; dust jacket in very fine condition with only slight rubbing to front, back covers. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #2803]

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